Gross. Nasty. Just plain unpleasant. Well, for parents at least.
This year’s crop of toys promise to head into the not-so-cute arena with Toys R Us taking the lead on some of the more unique playthings this season.
Toys R Us will roll out its own line of Monster 500 creepy-looking vehicles and playsets, including CrocPot, an icky monster sitting on a potty-type vehicle and holding a toilet plunger, and Turbo Chainsaw Massacre, who looks eager to saw off just about anything. Mind you, these are targeted at little kids as young as 4 years old.
The store also sells electronic pets that fart and burp. …
Holiday gifts are expected to pull in $100 million in sales this holiday season, notes Jim Silver, editor in chief of Timetoplaymag.com, which reviews new products.
“It’s right on trend,” Silver told the paper. “Fart sounds are the sound of profit this holiday.”
Three toys that stand out in grossness (via USA Today):
• Smelly fart machine. The Despicable Me 2 Fart Blaster, looks like a cross between a gun and a megaphone and blasts loud farting sounds that emit the scent of bananas.
• Icky science kit. If you’re eager to make stuff like fake snot, The Wacky Lab Disgusting Science Kit, by Edu-Science, is for you. Of course, it has some educationally redeeming qualities like how the kit explains, in great detail, what causes people to fart.
• Farting piano. Suppose you played the piano, and instead of playing music, it played fart sounds. That’s precisely what the Prank Star Fart Piano, by Skyrocket Toys, does.